Tangina Stone, Lauren Marsh, Stephanie Schulte
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Following the release of her 2014 debut, The Fall - EP, alternative-r&b and soul artist Tangina Stone returns to bring audiences her first full-length album, Elevate.
Appropriately titled, the project features 13 songs that serve as a soundtrack to moments of tragedy, love, anxiety and social crisis. With tactful homage to musical influences Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Stevie Nicks, Elevate combines lyrical mastery with addictive elements of soul, rock, electronic and r&b into an eclectic fusion of musical artistry.
Since the release of The Fall, Stone has been championed as a universal breath of fresh air with a purity in her sound and vulnerability in her lyrics that transcends the music scene. Receiving praise from The FADER, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes, Galore Magazine, Popdust, Essence and more, her music is also heard in nationally syndicated television shows on VH1 and TV One, and she has graced stages from her home base in Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California, to Toronto, Ontario; generating highly acclaimed performances and fortifying a strong following across the country and abroad.
Two years in the making, Elevate is an intimate journey of Stone’s personal evolution complemented by a stellar team of producers and collaborators consisting of Crystal Caines, WOLFGVNG, and Notkturn and Fouche of Illm!nd’s imprint, Roseville Music Group, award winning saxophonist Kenneth Whalum, Eddie Vanz, Liana Banks and the incomparable Nelly Furtado.
First single “Ride Off,” featuring lyricist, producer & engineer Crystal Caines, is a profoundly introspective record. Stone’s narrative genius shines as the lyrics intertwine insecurities of abandonment from one’s past while simultaneously being healed with unconditional love for the first time - all coupled with a mesmerizing chorus and passion that drives every syllable.
Another invaluable addition to the album is “Black Boy” featuring the talented saxophonist, Kenneth Whalum. The subject matter could not be timelier noting the current political landscape and Stone’s social activism, paying tribute to her complex relationship with her father and the future of our generation. “[Caines and I] wanted [‘Black Boy’] to be a daring and honest song. ‘Black Boy’ was written about my father,” Stone explains. “My father was a young black man incarcerated at 18-years-old and hasn’t been in my life. I’ve been angry with him over the years. I’ve also discovered over the years that he has been discarded - thrown away, like many other black men in America. And I think about if I could go into a time machine, what I would tell him? What would I ask him?”
Second single “Anxious,” which has been heating up playlists, features a hauntingly beautiful and raw Stone with powerful instrumentals and bass. The record, which is perhaps one of the most ‘radio-ready hitters,’ dives into the chilling anxiety of a loved one potentially getting away and the scars left from a dark past, longingness dripping from each verse to be understood.
Through these strategic collaborations and Stone’s boundless self-exploration, Elevate delves into uncharted depth within Stone as an artist and marks the creative pinnacle of Stone’s musical career to date. Elevate released in Japan on March 15, 2017. The album peaked at #44 on the Top 150 R&B albums chart on Apple Music Japan and "Exposed" feat. Nelly Furtado has been trending on the R&B Hot Tracks list on iTunes Japan. Elevate will release in the U.S. on IMG Records fall 2017.
Propelled into the prime time CBS television spotlight, Lauren Marsh’s original song Dear Love was prominently featured on NCIS: New Orleans (Episode 2.16 “Second Chances”). Dear Love has also been added to Spotify curated playlists and currently exceeds +3.5 million streams. On Spotify, Marsh has a growing following and over 100,000 monthly listeners.
At age 26, Marsh is a born and bred singer songwriter, raised in rural New Jersey who started writing songs at the young age of 14. With a two octave and-then-some vocal range, she cruises on sultry low notes and glides through high melodic pitches. Marsh’s music and live performances are drenched in talent and raw emotion. As a result, her songs are considered infectious by her loyal fans. “I’m so honored when someone tells me it’s their first show and then I see them out at the next one singing along, it’s a feeling I’ll never forget,” says Marsh.
Now embarking on a new EP, Marsh knows what’s most important to her and her music, “I feel lucky. My songs that have received the most attention are the ones that most authentically represent me. As an artist, that’s all I can hope for. It allows me to really be myself on this next project.”
Whether performing solo acoustically or with her band, her original songs and inventive covers captivate audiences. Marsh has been honored with “Top Indie EP” awards, performed as Pre-show entertainment for Andy Grammer, Gavin DeGraw, and Air Supply, and has opened for artists such as Don McLean, Anna Nalick, and Howie Day. She has been a featured act at The Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX, and has played at legendary NYC venues including The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and The City Winery. This authentic songstress, though, is just getting started.
Stephanie Schulte is a singer-songwriter, born in West Palm Beach, FL and raised in Raritan, NJ. While working on her album for almost 2 years, the artist also attended college full-time, interned at Engine Room Audio in NYC,worked various jobs, all while writing, recording and performing.
Sonder, serves as the artists debut album, launching her as an independent artist. The album offers a range of emotions capturing an indie-pop feel with Acoustic, Hip- Hop, and EDM elements. The album is set to be released in mid-August, 2016.
Tickets will be available at the door for $12 if space permits, however, advanced purchase is always recommended.